Aylin Ictemel is an associate in Hughes Hubbard & Reed's Litigation department and works primarily with the Anti-Corruption & Internal Investigations and Sanctions, Export Controls & Anti-Money Laundering practice group. Currently based in the Paris office, she has extensive experience advising multinational corporations on compliance with international anti-corruption laws, including the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and has represented clients under investigation by regulators in the US, France, and the UK. Aylin has worked with companies in a wide range of industries, including aerospace, defense, energy, manufacturing, and telecommunications, to help assess and develop enhancements to compliance programs, perform risk-based due diligence on third parties, and design and implement compliance risk assessments.
Aylin has overseen cross-border anti-corruption and sanctions internal investigations and counsels clients on the design and conduct of internal investigations, with a particular focus and expertise on advising clients on navigating data and information management issues that arise during such investigations.
Aylin also advises clients on anti-corruption matters in connection to inquiries from and applications to public and multilateral developments banks as well as pre- and post-acquisition anti-corruption due diligence.
Prior to joining Hughes Hubbard, Aylin was an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Justice Division of the New York State Attorney General’s Office where she assisted in public integrity investigations and conducted white-collar criminal investigations and prosecutions. Aylin also served as a counsel on the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption, a special commission convened by the governor of New York where she investigated New York State politicians and political organizations for corruption and violations of election, campaign finance, and ethics laws. Having worked as an attorney across multiple special agencies and commissions established by the New York Governor’s office, Aylin has also advised governmental entities on policy and compliance with state and federal regulations.
During her legal studies at the University of Michigan Law School, Aylin served as an intern monitor for the United Nations Human Rights Council with the International Service for Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland.
Prior to attending law school, Aylin worked as a consultant at Accenture, where she advised large corporations on strategies for improving performance and business operations.
The Treaty Body Complaint System, Human Rights Monitor Quarterly, International Service for Human Rights, Issue 3, 2011
Representing a world-leading aerospace and defense company in connection with anti-corruption and third-party due diligence reviews and related investigations
Representing a multinational oil and gas company regarding an internal review of compliance with economic sanctions and international anti-corruption laws
Represented a world-leading aerospace and defense company in connection with criminal investigations by multiple jurisdictions related to its historical use of third parties
Represented companies with the implementation of risk-based due diligence on third parties, including representing an international aerospace and defense company in connection with a review of third parties and related reporting requirements under the U.S. International Traffick in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”)
Represented a world-leading aerospace and defense company regarding pre- or post-acquisition anti-corruption due diligence reviews
Advised a multinational manufacturing company on a compliance risk assessment and enhancement of controls
Advised a global technology company with its conduct of internal investigations in response to whistleblower allegations
Assisted a global technology company in conducting a worldwide, risk-based assessment of its anti-corruption risk, following a resolution of criminal investigation